Today, singer, songwriter and performer Greyson Chance releases his new single, “Boots” via Arista Records with the accompanying music video. The video was shot in a desert outside of Los Angeles and was co-directed by Greyson and frequent collaborator, Bobby Hanaford.
The new track and video are the next step in Greyson’s evolution as an artist and what’s to come for him in 2020.
Says Greyson, “’Boots’ at its core, is a narrative addressing pop culture’s current usage of Western imagery. When I was writing the song, I found myself imagining what Johnny Cash would be like if he were around and making music in 2019. I thought about what he would wear, how he would act, and what he would write about. My conclusion was that it all would look and feel considerably different than these stars wearing cowboy hats these days. Being from Oklahoma, I understand that being ‘Western’ isn’t all about the style, it’s about an attitude, an obsessive loyalty and an unwavering wildness. ‘Boots’ is truly just an observation of what I see in pop culture currently, and what I think about it.”
“Boots” arrives on the heels of the U.S. leg of Greyson’s portraits World Tour. Having played to fans all across Asia, Berlin, Dublin, London, Amsterdam and more, the North American run includes stops in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles and more. Greyson has also partnered with The Ally Coalition for the U.S. tour, and at each show, the organization will introduce attendees to a charity in their respective communities that is in need of support.
The tour will continue to support Greyson’s latest full-length effort, portraits, which has received wide critical praise since its March release, with Billboard hailing the work as “purposeful” and “distinguished.” Included in the tour’s set list will be “Boots,” as well as his critically acclaimed single “shut up,” which to date has accumulated more than 20 million streams across all digital platforms, and was recently performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as ABC’s hit show Strahan and Sara. Greyson recently released “white roses” exclusively with PAPER Magazine and the music video garnered Greyson his first directing credit.